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Birth Name: Brock Peters
Born: 07/02/1927
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 08/23/2005

The actor began his 60-year career as a teenager on Broadway in a 1943 revival of the musical "Porgy and Bess" and moved easily among live theater, motion pictures and television. Born George Fisher on July 2, 1927, in Harlem, Peters decided on an acting career as a child. He attended the Music and Arts High School in New York City and later studied at the University of Chicago and City College of New York. Years later, he became a co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. In the late 1940s, Peters toured as a bass soloist with the DePaur Infantry Chorus. Peters first appeared on television in 1953 on "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts." A year later, he made his film debut in the Preminger mu... Continue Bio >>


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